Preloader "promoted" more work same pay

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rickidy, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Rickidy

    Rickidy New Member

    I was "promoted today." In our center a preloader has to load two trucks and fill surepost bags at the same time. it is a bitch trust me. I was told today that this was my new spot. They asked another preloader if he would do it and he refused. Do I have this option? I have more seniority then the preloader they asked and they didn't ask me they told me it was my new spot. Im in the union do I file a grievance or do I just have to make the best of it?
  2. Xexys

    Xexys Retired and Happy

    Slow down, that ought to do it.
  3. softshoe

    softshoe Member

    Why is this a promotion?
  4. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    Spin. Call it a promotion to make the employee feel like he got something out of the deal other than more work.

    Slow it down like Xexys said. I don't think seniority would apply in this situation but I'm not 100% confident on that.
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Lol that doesn't sound much like a promotion. They can move you to load different trucks....seniority has little to do with it. We work as directed.
  6. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    There is no such thing as a promotion among hourly package handlers. Whether loading package cars, unloading feeders, sorting, etc...if you are a part time package handler your job is classified as WAD (work as directed job) and they can have you perform any task that doesn't require a certification.

    In some areas seniority can help get you into another area of the operation.
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Every job at ups is as hard as you make it on yourself.
  8. 1000RR

    1000RR Member

    Not sure which region you are in but here job titles such as load, unload, pickoff etc are done by seniority. You can't choose a SPECIFIC truck, trailer etc to load UNLESS A PRIOR PAST PRACTICE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED. I'm in the central region. If that doesn't work, do the best you can using the methods!
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Thought this thread would be about a driver going driver sup, then I noticed it said same pay. My mistake.
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  11. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    And I'd take loading 2 trucks and scanning surepost smalls over loading 5-6 trucks a day....stop whining.